There are 4 ways to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi

$55 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa

$39

2 alternative options

Train via Maibara  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Shirasagi

$63 - $87

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Nagoya to Kanazawa 152.8 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nagoya and Kanazawa is 160 km. The road distance is 244 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2800 - ¥4100 and takes 2 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Nagoya to Kanazawa is to drive which takes 2 h 30 min and costs ¥2800 - ¥4100.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nagoya and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Meitetsu Nagoya and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

The train from Nagoya to Kanazawa takes 2 h 59 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

What companies run services between Nagoya, Japan and Kanazawa, Japan?

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Nagoya to Kanazawa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, Meitetsu Bus operates a bus from Nagoya to Kanazawa 4 times a day. Tickets cost $39 and the journey takes 4 h 3 min.

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